Tag Archives: new orleans

Rise Above :: Mirage The Gr8 Drops ‘Level Up’ Video

My continued working relationship with Mirage the Gr8 has really and truly been beneficial for both parties.  Mirage gets to see his ideas come to fruition, and I get to sharpen my tools as an editor.  One of the pieces of work I’m most proud of is Level Up, a collaboration between MirageTerrence Side Effect‘ Wood and Chip Lurk.  Originally, this video was meant to be exclusive content for an upcoming project we are working on, but in spite of everyone practicing social distancing and staying home, Mirage figured that now was the time to drop the video.  All parties involved are proud of this work, so definitely check it out, leave a like and a comment, and spread it around for others to do the same.

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Road Warriors :: Jonathan Brown’s ‘Be Careful’ Video

Now that the summer heat is finally beginning to subside, many of my musical friends are putting together or embarking on their last tours of the year.  Jonathan Brown (based out of New Orleans) is one of those artists that tends to spend almost as much time, if not more, on the road as he does at home.  In light of his recent release Aggressively Vulnerable, and the tour that is currently underway in support of it, Brown put together a video for his Blueprint produced single Be Careful.  The song is a testament to his time spent on the road, his attempts at connections, and the toll that being on the road takes on an artist.  This one is definitely a bonafide classic all around, and the numbers are proportionately proving it.  Definitely give this one a like, a comment and a share, and show support to your independent creatives.

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Brain Food :: ‘Dry Cereal’ From Cam Smith

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Straight from New Orleans comes a nice collection of jazzy production from beatsmith Cam Smith.  Dry Cereal seem to be explorations between breakbeats and jazz-influenced explorations of vibes, keys and synths.  The interspersed vocal samples and radio interview footage provide just enough breathing room for this instrumental album to take you on a wonderful sonic journey.  Dig it and dig it good.

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Life Coaching :: Jonathan Brown’s ‘Risk It All’ EP Now Available

New Orleans-based wordsmith Jonathan Brown has always had a touch for the brutally honest.  His punk-rock influenced hip-hop touches all the proper emotional influential buttons, rather than the purely aesthetic ones.  On his latest project, The Risk It All EP, we find him as candid as ever about topics such as educational policy, government paranoia and life choices, among other things, all wonderfully encapsulated into slightly more than 10 minutes.  Dig it and dig it good.

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